Langdon Award

Langdon AwardThe Langdon Award was the idea of the late Brenda Langdon. It was first awarded in 1990.

Her wish was to acknowledge the contribution to calisthenics that young coaches give to the sport.

For more information and the full list of recipients go to the Calisthenics ACT website: https://www.calisthenicsact.com.au/about/calisthenics-act/yearly-awards

Below are the Karilee coaches who have had the honour of being awarded the Langdon Award.

2018 – Meredith Jackson

At the 2018 Cali-ACT Championship Team Competition, Merry Jackson was awarded the 2018 Langdon Award for ACT Young Coach of the Year. Merry has coached at Karilee since 2014 with Tinies from 2014  to 2016 and for Sub Juniors from 2015 to 2017. Before moving to Junior in 2018 as a co-coach.

2013 – Jessica Costigan

At the 2013 Cali-ACT Championship Team Competition, Jess Costigan was awarded the 2013 Langdon Award for ACT Young Coach of the Year. Jess was the principle coach for the Karilee Junior in 2013.

2010 – Kristin Marshall

At the 2010 Cali-ACT Championship Team Competition, Kristin Marshall was awarded the 2010 Langdon Award for ACT Young Coach of the Year. Kristin was the principle coach for the Karilee Junior in 2010.

2002 – Liz Arnold

Liz (Elizabeth) was the fourth Karilee coach to be awarded the Langdon Award. Liz received the Langdon Award after many years as the coach of Karilee Juniors Team.

2000 – Jodie Sims

In 2000, Jodie was the third Karilee coach to be awarded the Langdon Award. Jodie received the Langdon Award in her fifth year as the Principle Coach of Karilee Seniors Team having been originally appointed as the coach in 1995, while still a participant in the Team. 

1998 – Kate Arnold (Kate Watson)

Two years later in 1998, Kate was the second Karilee coach to be awarded the Langdon Award.

1996 – Rachel Alexander (Rachel Holdway)

Rachel was the first Karilee coach to be awarded the Langdon Award. Between 1993 and 1996 while still participating in Inters and seniors, Rachel coached the Karilee Misses (now Tinies) and Sub Junior teams.  In 1996 when Rachel was received the Langdon Award, she participated in the Karilee and ACT National Representative Seniors teams as well as coaching both the Karilee Misses and Sub Junior teams.

Coach Excellence Award

Calisthenics ACT values the work and dedication of their coaches and consequently each year offers a “Coach of the Year” award.

To be eligible for the award, a Coach must be nominated by an ACT Calisthenic Club.  It was first awarded in 1995. 

For more information and the full list of recipients go to the Calisthenics ACT website: https://www.calisthenicsact.com.au/about/calisthenics-act/yearly-awards.

Below are the Karilee coaches who have had the honour of being awarded the Coach Excellence Award.

2018 – Jessica Costigan

 

2012 – Kristin Marshall

 

2009 – Liz Arnold

 

2005 – Kate Arnold (Kate Watson)

 

2004 – Jodie Sims

 

2003 – Jaci Craig

 

2001 – Rachel Alexander (Rachel Holdway)

Rachel Alexander was the seventh ACT Coach to be awarded the Coach Excellence Award in 2001.

Rachel commenced coaching with Karilee Sub-Juniors in 1993 when she was 17 years old. In 1996, Rachel was an Assistant Coach for the ACT Sub-Juniors Rep Team and the following year she coached the ACT Juniors Rep Team.

Rachel had been coaching for eight years with the Karilee Sub-Juniors and was also an active State and National volunteer when she received with this award.

1999 – Ann Craig

Ann Craig was the fifth ACT Coach to be awarded the Coach Excellence Award.

Ann was the founding coach of Karilee and was a very active participant at both the State and National Associations especially with the Skills Program.

Ann had been coaching various age groups for 18 years when she was presented with this award.